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Edinburgh, Glenlockhart Road, Craiglockhart Castle

Tower House (Medieval)

Site Name Edinburgh, Glenlockhart Road, Craiglockhart Castle

Classification Tower House (Medieval)

Canmore ID 52581

Site Number NT27SW 11

NGR NT 22706 70274

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SW 11 22706 70274

(NT 2270 7027) Craiglockhart Castle (NR) (remains of)

OS 1:10,000 map, (1973)

Craiglockhart Castle, a small 15th century tower, is now roofless and ruinous. It is oblong on plan, measuring 28 1/2' N-S by 24 1/2' over walls 5' thick at base. The walls of freestone, stand 30' high and indicate that there were four storeys.

D MacGibbon and T Ross 1887-92; RCAHMS 1929.

No change to previous information.

Visited by OS (B S) 8 December 1975.


Photographic Survey (28 June 2011 - 29 November 2011)

A programme of archaeological monitoring and building recording was undertaken both in advance, during and after basic consolidation works of Craiglockhart Castle, City of Edinburgh. This work involved producing a photographic record of the ruins during and after the removal of large vegetation, the securing of loose stones and consolidation of the walls, focusing on making safe the wall heads. Some work was carried out to clean out an existing trench around the base of the wall. The photographic record shows a number of features that had initially been masked by the vegetation. The work also allowed access to the wall head allowing limited access to the interior of the castle. A photographic record of the interior was undertaken during this visit.

Headland Archaeology 2011 (D. Wilson) OASIS ID: headland1-114857


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